Imagine not being able to go outside with your friends because it's too dangerous.
That's how things were in Barrowfield in Glasgow.
Half of parents wouldn't let their kids outside to play unsupervised and one in five wouldn't let them out at all.
The Scottish Government has been supporting charities to increase outdoor play opportunities for children in deprived areas.
Nel visited a charity called Peek that wants kids to reclaim the streets for play.